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good morning, america. an entire minneapolis neighborhood on lockdown, as a shooter tears through his former company. hundreds of police and s.w.a.t. teams respond. five dead right now. police combing the home where the gunman lived for clues to his rampage. wild weather. severe storms bring heavy flooding and tornadoes from pittsburgh to the rocky mountains, trapping drivers. and look at this unbelievable scene. an actual river of hail, flowing through a colorado town last night. a hollywood mystery still developing now. the bizarre death of an up-and-coming tv actor. the suspect in a grisly crime. witnesses say he used superhuman strength to go on the attack.
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was it all caused by designer drugs? just plane crazy. she thought they were seconds from crashing, after her boyfriend pilot told her the controls weren't responding. but as she read the checklist to save their lives, a breathtaking proposal, you have to see to believe. no, no, no, no. no way. >> you want her to say yes. >> not after that. >> come on. because she thinks she's going to die? >> no. i have that as not good. >> honey, i need you to stay calm. >> the controls aren't responding. >> we're going to hear from them later on. robin on her medical leave. amy robach with us. see the campaign trail right
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now. d big debate only five days away. we're going to take you inside the deba camps. >> both sides, trying to lower expectations. and the latest on a bizarre story out of florida. a high school teacher arrested in his classroom for putting a hit on his fellow teacher. and you know google maps. you can look at any street anywhere in america on your computer. but look at this. did google maps inadvertently capture a ufo on camera? >> oh, i hope so. >> we'll find out. but first -- thanks, sam. >> it looks like a cloud? >> it looks like a cloud to me. >> boo. >> all right. well, we have to move on, now, to a serious story. it's the very latest on the story out of minnesota. a deadly workplace shooting at a sign company. several people, including the gunman, were killed. others remain in critical
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condition at this hour. alex perez is in minneapolis right now with the very latest on this. alex? >> reporter: good morning, amy. we are learning new details this morning. apparently, the alleged gunman worked at the company, up until just a short time before the shooting. >> there appears to be multiple agencies, both local and federal. >> reporter: the first calls to 911 came just after 4:30 thursday afternoon. >> there were shots. >> reporter: reports of shots inside accent signage system, a small signmaking company in this residential, minneapolis neighborhood. within minutes, police were on the scene. >> we started hearing sirens everywhere. came out of our doors. and there's s.w.a.t. teams. >> reporter: as s.w.a.t. teams surrounded the building, police entered and began evacuating employees. but it was already too late. >> officers arrived and entered. found several victims inside. and were able to evacuate victims who were shot. >> reporter: inside, they found
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five people, including the gunman, dead. >> the suspect, the shooter, is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. >> reporter: this morning, "the minneapolis star-tribune" reports that the shooter was andrew engeldinger, a former employee of the company who had recently lost his job. overnight, police wearing body armor began searching the home where he lived. >> in a wonderful neighborhood we've had a horrible tragedy. >> reporter: among the victims, the company's owner, reuven rahamim. other victims are not been identified. and the search for answers is still under way here, as authorities search for any possible evidence or motive inside the alleged gunman's home. amy? >> alex perez, thanks so much. and let's get, now, straight to josh elliott with the morning's other top stories. >> good morning to all of you. we're going to begin with breaking news overnight.
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the man behind the anti-islamic movie that sparked protests across the middle east has been arrested now. nakoula basseley nakoula is accused of probation violations stemming from a bank fraud conviction in 2010. a federal judge declared nakoula a flight risk. and that anti-islamic movie could be what's prompting a cyber attack on major u.s. banks. abc's pierre thomas has new details on how the attacks are being carried out. and really, what it means for customers. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, josh. today, some of the biggest banks on high alert, targeted by overseas hackers, possibly from iran. millions of customers blocked from their online bank accounts in a massive attack. thought to be one of the biggest in history. among the targets, bank of america, pnc. perhaps this is from hackers, from that controversial film sparking outrage in the muslim
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world. a cyber war appears to be underway. but thankfully, no one's money has been stolen so far. >> you'll be on top of that. pierre thomas in washington. thank you for that. a warning from the prime minister of israel. he says iran could have a nuclear bomb last summer. benjamin netanyahu used a marker and a bomb diagram urged leaders to make a clear, red line that iran will not be able to cross without facing military strikes. secretary hillary clinton met with netanyahu after his speech. the state department would only say the leaders agreed to closely cooperate on the issue. and dramatic video to show you from the scene of a deadly plane crash. the scene you see there was carrying tourists to mt. everest, in nepal. the plane apparently struck a bird just after takeoff. here at home, a major lapse of airport security.
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a woman flew from orlando to newark with a loaded gun in her carry-on. "the new york post" says it was the woman herself who alerted police once she landed. she says she forgot the gun was in her bag. and there could be more delays on american airlines. contract talks between the pilots union and the airline have stalled again. now, american is threatening to take the pilots to court. and finally, professional football's referees were welcomed back to the field for the first time since resolving their labor dispute that really had the whole nation clutching its collective chest. and they actually got a standing ovation from the crowd at the browns/ravens game. believed to be the first standing ovation ever for referees. no controversial calls last night. it must be because they're back. palmer took it 23-16, over cleveland. >> how long will it last, though? >> probably one day. the race for the white house now. just 39 days to go before "your
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voice, your vote." and just five days to go before what could be a make-or-break first debate for mitt romney. abc's david muir is just back from traveling with the romney campaign. he's here with us now, for an inside look at how both campaigns are preparing for the showdown. >> reporter: this is always fun and predictable. both sides are already trying to lower expectations. the obama campaign arguing in five of the last six debates, the challengers were perceived the winners. romney's had a lot of practice. as you'll see, the romney camp, painting the president as a master orator. through ohio and virginia, this morning, a shift to that crucial first debate. overnight, a senior adviser to the romney campaign, sending a memo to romney surrogates. setting expectations low. saying president obama is a uniquely gifted speaker. and is widely regarded as one of the most talented political communicators in recent history. the governor had the same with
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us. >> he's a brilliant orator. >> reporter: romney will practice again this weekend. the president will travel to nevada this weekend for three days of prep. senator john kerry will play mitt romney. both sides are trying to avoid those infamous debate moments. >> you're likable enough, hillary. >> thank you. >> reporter: and there was that bet. >> 10,000 bucks? $10,000 bet? >> reporter: but so much of it rests with the candidate. the hbo film "game change," nicolle wallace is predicted trying to show sarah palin get ready for the debate. >> it wasn't my fault. i wasn't properly prepped. >> you weren't properly prepped because you wouldn't listen to us. >> reporter: takes you back, doesn't it? president obama looking to lock in his lead. and for romney, many political strategists arguing this first debate will be make-or-break as george pointed out.
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certainly taking nicolle wallace back. she's our newest political analyst. there in "game change." >> my ptsd is kicking in. >> try to go back for a second. you and i have been inside the debate camps. bring people inside mitt mney's room this weekend. >> physically, it looks like the actual debate. they set up the podiums. they get out a tape measure. and make sure they are going to be as they are on debate night. rob portman is playing obama. he's an eerily precise obama. i said with rob portman as obama than robportman the senator we all know. both men have a monumental undertaking for the first debate. one of them has to come off as nicer and less arrogant than he really is. and the other one has to come across as more normal and less awkward than he is. >> you talk about president obama as more nicer and less
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arrogant. he does get irritable in the debates. his team is prepping him for to stay more patient. >> right. think about that for a second. they're asking both men to be something they're not. that's what makes the debate so dramatic. really, what we're all waiting for, what we're watching for, is the moment when the real man breaks out. >> but more pressure on mitt romney in this debate. if you could say, what is his number one goal for this debate, it is? >> romney needs to have a moment like we saw this week, when bill clinton introduced him, where his humanity shown through. he needs to do the impossible. he needs to orchestrate a moment where he can create that in a way that seems and feels spontaneous and natural. near impossible. >> nicolle wallace, thank you very much. we're going to talk about this and all of the politics sunday on "this week." our headliner, new jersey governor chris christie. >> looking forward to that, george. now, to the dangers on rental car dangers. the story how rental car companies had been renting
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vehicles that were under recall but not fixing them. five of the rental car companies have pledged to stop that practice. and brian ross is here with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, amy. in a move that only seems to make common sense, enterprise, the biggest rental car company, has joined avis, hertz, thrifty and national, will support a federal law to make it impossible to rent cars without fixing them. the campaign led by the mother of these two sisters, who were killed in a car crash after their rental car had caught on fire. >> they had been incinerated in the car. >> reporter: rachel and sister, jackie, were heading to a family reunion in 2004, after renting a car from enterprise. >> you want them to drive something safe. >> reporter: when they arrive, they were told they were upgraded to a p.t. cruiser. but they were not told that enterprise had received a recall notice from chrysler, one month earlier, in september 2004.
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warning that the power steering fluid on the p.t. cruiser could leak and result in an underhood fire. on their way back home on highway 1, the warning became reality, as the p.t. cruiser caught on fire. >> the smoke would fill the engine compartment. you wouldn't be able to see or growth. you had no steering. >> reporter: they spent years in court fighting enterprise, based in st. louis. in pretrial testimony, enterprise executives made a surprising admission, there was no corporate policy that recalled cars be taken out of rental. >> did you ever consider the possibility that enterprise should not rent cars to the public after they've received recall notices from the manufacturer? >> no. >> i had never imagined in a million years that a company could rent a car that they knew
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was recalled. >> reporter: and now, the fight is paying off. joined by senator charles schumer of new york, and barbara boxer of california, to get recalled cars off the road. and it was yesterday that enterprise, the biggest of all the rental car companies agreed to go along with the proposal that these cars could not be on the road until they're fixed. >> it's good that happened. but it's so sad a tragedy had to happen before the change was made. >> reporter: for the family, it's been too long coming. >> i cannot believe it took that long. now, to the chilling story out of florida, where a high school teacher has been arrested for putting a hit out on a fellow teacher. james pepe was arrested. and linsey davis has the story. >> reporter: students say one minute, james pepe was teaching them a history lesson. and the next minute, he was history. arrested right in the middle of class, after he allegedly tried to hire a hitman. not exactly your textbook
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murder-for-hire. >> shocked. >> reporter: police in florida, arrested the 55-year-old high school socl studies teacher during school thursday, after he allegedly tried to hire an out-of-state hitman to take out robert meredith, a fellow teacher. >> very strange. very disconcerting. >> reporter: he told us through his front door, he doesn't know why he would want him dead. >> never scuffles or words exchanged? >> never. >> reporter: police say they were tipped off about the plot in august, when the man pepe thought he was hiring to kill his colleague, instead, called investigators. >> it moved beyond a fixation, where he believed there was actual danger. that's when he notified law enforcement. >> reporter: city police called the fbi that taped phone calls. in one recording made two weeks ago, pepe allegedly told the officer he, quote, had an issue
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he might need taken care of. pepe allegedly told the agent he would be willing to pay $2,000. but when the agent tried to arrange a meeting, pepe balked. >> we thought we had enough to file at the attorney's office. >> reporter: students say pepe liked to be called dr. professor pepe. he is now charged with solicitation of first-degree murder. he makes his first court appearance today. he did not respond nor his lawyer to our attempts to seek comments. >> thank you very much. george, now, to a truly remarkable little girl. a preschooler turning into a real hero. coming to the rescue when her mom collapsed right in front of her. john muller has the dramatic story. >> reporter: diana jensen knew she would lift heaven and earth to protect her daughter. she didn't know her 4-year-old would be the one saving her.
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>> we need you to come to our house. my mommy -- >> reporter: the frightening ordeal was when jensen collapsed from the couch to the floor. livia, calm and composed, called 911. >> the thing i can describe is in the back of my spine. >> reporter: jensen was having a severe seizure. >> can you tell me if her stomach is going up and down like she's breathing. >> mommy, is your stomach going up and down? yes. >> is that mommy in the background? >> reporter: jensen could only gesture. what's wrong? >> she said -- >> she's not answering you? >> no. but her hand, she's showing me what hurts. >> reporter: this is the only time dispatcher jill schmidt has
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met the person on the other end of the phone. livia made an impression. >> to talk to somebody, especially livia, and how well she did, is why i do the job. >> reporter: livia kept her cool for a full ten minutes. >> tell mommy that help is on the way, okay? >> help is on the way, mommy. i did it. >> you did a very good job. >> that was abc's john muller reporting. what a remarkable little girl. she knew her home address, too. not too many 4-year-olds knew that. >> so calm. so intelligent. she just kept it together the whole time. that was great to see. >> i did it. that was a sweet thing. >> that was wonderful. a wonderful moment. sam, top that. >> a nice way to start a friday. it's good news. we're going to start with pictures. unbelievable, like this one behind us, of the hail that had to be scraped by the snowplow. four tornadoes reported yesterday. this is the latest in douglas county, colorado. the denver area has had only six reported tornadoes since they've
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been keeping records about 60-something years in that area. very unusual, rivers of hail out of these storms. of the four tornadoes, three of them in colorado, one of them near the pittsburgh area. widespread big storms across the country. this is good news. it's going to come at a price. all of this soaking rain in the yellow area. new orleans, houston, san antonio, curving up to midland. dallas, almost over the entire weekend. there will be strong storms and flooding with this. we say it's good news because the area is so dry and needs rain. drying out to the mid-atlantic area. but new england, you have a few hours of storms.
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>> good morning. i am jacqui jeras. look at this from annapolis, maryland. 69 degrees. a little foggy in spots. a fog goodbyes. in parts of the shenandoah valley. still some patchy stuff around fairfax as well. partly sunny today. a chance of showers and thunderstorms >> happy friday, everyone. more weather in the next half hour. >> thank you, sam. coming up here, hollywood murder mystery. an up-and-coming tv star found dead by a grisly crime. was it caused by designer drugs? and the truth is out there.
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>> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. >> good morning. is 7:26. i am cynné simpson. washington nationals fans are going to have to worry another way home
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the games run late. the online coupon company living social says it will foot the for the extended metro service. they are putting down $30,000 in a deposit. city werend the n reaching a deal. and pepco and its union will avoid the trying to utility fight in decades. news channel 8 will have a much report inive in that just a few minutes. angela fostern to our commute. are seeing fog in some areas on our traffic cameras and r delays in about 395. the crash has complicated the more. go in about 395 at lee rd. we are blocking two lanes. no accidents on 66.
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just a volume delays from centreville.ugh heavy through the vienna area. have that fog like you mentioned. later.will burn off some cloudiness. peaks ofautiful sunshine. mild, 67 degrees. we are seeing it patchy in the sunny, chance of showers late. to 80. >> thank you for watching. we will be back with another update at 7:56. anncr: their dishonest ads are everywhere. a west virginia casino spending a fortune... to stop question seven. the washington post wrote the casino behind the ads is... "most concerned with its own bottom line." and the baltimore sun says it "doesn't have maryland... taxpayers' interests at heart." so when you see these ads remember...
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♪ hello, hello this could be the world's craziest marriage proposal. that woman right there is bracing for a plane crash. that's what her soon-to-be fiance is telling her is about to happen. >> romantic. >> really romantic. it turns into a marriage proposal. he wanted to put her to the test in this marriage proposal. >> it's not going to end well. >> we'll see. we're going to hear from them in a little bit. that's "vertigo" from u2. d.j. reach in for us this morning. that's going to make a lot of sense. >> good to see you, too. >> robin is on medical leave. great to have amy robach here.
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>> i wasn't to point out, a diamond is surprise enough. will you marry me is surprise enough. what's behind this mysterious picture raising so many questions? is that a ufo over texas? >> or fluffy-white clouds. >> what do you think, mulder? >> sam? >> it's a cumulus cloud. >> you have to try the science department. this controversial headline, talking about a mom gene. there's some new research that says that could be something that actually gets that some women are better suited to give birth and be mothers. >> i have mom jeans. >> i'm wearing them now. cue the music. get ready, everybody. trash to treasure in the house. it was a staple on "gaa."
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welcome to "gma" with this anchor showdown, like we've never done before. going to show you how to transform flea market bargains into stunning showpieces, we hope. yeah. we'll do our best, lara. >> that would be good of you. >> you might understand -- >> i'm lowering expectations, as the presidential nominees are both doing. now, to the shocking murder mystery out of hollywood, that ended up with an up-and-coming tv actor dead. johnny lewis and oicials say he went on a violent rampage, allegedly killing his landlady and then himself. was a designer drug behind all of it? abc's david wright has the latest from los angeles. david? >> reporter: that's the working theory of police officers investigating this grisly murder. they found no drugs so far. but lewis' wild behavior is
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episoded by some on these designer drugs. up until now, johnny lewis had been best-known for his role on "sons of anarchy." now, he'll always be known for this. >> police are saying he's also the suspect in the grisly murder of his 81-year-old landlady. >> reporter: it happened on wednesday morning, at the writer's villa, a bed and breakfast for young people working in hollywood. >> we got two 911 calls. the neighbors called. our officers rushed up there. by the time we got there, mr. lewis was already dead. >> reporter: police found lewis' landlady, 81-year-old katherine davis, beaten in a dead room. her cat dismembered in a bathroom. eyewitnesses told police, lewis appeared to show superhuman strength. >> mr. lewis jumped over a fence into a neighbor's yard and for some reason attacked the painter. the painter and the homeowner were able to get him away.
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he jumped back into his yard, where he was staying. and at some point shortly thereafter, his death. >> reporter: there were reports that drugs are involved. >> that's a possibility. >> reporter: police say they have not located any drugs. and won't know for sure until the toxicology report comes back from the autopsy. but they suspect. >> the thing we're seeing lately in los angeles and across the country, are synthetic-like drugs. bath salt or the one around here called smiles. >> reporter: lewis' character on "sons of anarchy" also died a violent death. colleagues say he was troubled. the creator of his show even tweeting, i wish i could say i was shocked. but i was not. >> we believe that mr. lewis was responsible for this. >> reporter: lewis had struggled with chemical dependence and issues. we was repeatedly in trouble
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with the law for bad behavior. in fact, he was released from jail five days before his death. 14 let's bring in "gma" legal analyst dan abrams. what david just said there, five days out of jail. and there was a probation report earlier in the year where they said, lewis will, quote, continue to be a threat, to any community he may reside. how could this happen? >> nobody's going to blame the probation officer here. after that probation officer wrote that report, he went to a treatment facility, completed it for a month. probation officers only have so much authority. they're there to enforce the rules of the court. and unless there's a direct violation, that's really all a probation officer can do. this probation officer certainly did everything that he or she could have done. >> now, police suspect that synthetic drugs could have played a role in lewis' bizarre and violent behavior. we've seen a rise in reports of synthetic drug use. what are authorities doing to combat this problem? >> it's a cat and mouse game. the problem is, the new ones
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then pop up. they're constantly trying to figure out what's the latest synthetic drug being created? what's the latest compound? how do we outlaw them? they're always trying to chase them to figure out what's the latest ones to outlaw and do the best they can. but it's really hard. >> dan abrams, thank you very much. george? >> sorry for getting in your shot there. >> it's an upgrade. >> very gracious. thank you. a little lighthearted turn now. you know that google maps, you can look at any street anywhere in america on your computer. did google capture a ufo on camera? sam is not buying it all. but people in texas are on high alert for an alien touchdown. and jamie boyar did a little investigating. >> reporter: you don't have to put in a street. just jacksonville, texas. and go to the street view. and pan around. and there it is. a thing that i don't know what it is. it looks like something from a
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low-budget 1950s flick. and this, this is the bridge where google maps managed to capture an image no one can explain. not even the people of jacksonville. man, it's bright in jacksonville. anyway, the object, if it is an object, we're not saying it's an object, but it was thought in front of the landmark building at the 59 and 69 intersection. most people said wow a lot. >> wow. what is that? >> oh, wow. >> what is it? >> i don't know what it is. >> is that a car in the sky? >> reporter: i looked up a dozen different cities and didn't find any similar anomalies. that must make jacksonville special. do you see anything? >> not yet. >> no. we're looking. we're looking. >> i'm going to stand here for the rest of the day, though. >> yep. >> reporter: no one i had spoke with had seen anything strange over jacksonville. and although it could be a lens
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flare or unexplainable reflection of some nearby object, i saw no indication of anything which fell under that umbrella. jamey boyum. >> they contacted google for comment. but have not heard back. time for the weather and sam. >> everyone knows, george, if you're an alien, you're supposed to deny aliens. just saying. everyone knows. what alien? what? huh? let's get to where the heat is. by the way, the warmest temperatures of the season, so far in san francisco, if you've been waiting to get to 88 degrees, you do by monday. josh, get this. you left l.a. too early. 102 degrees monday. by the time you get with all the heat warms up there. vegas stays in the 90s. l.a. gets warmer than vegas. salt lake city in the 80s, as well. here's where it's beautiful. you're waking up in some of the most beautiful skies in the
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country. chicago, you're 62. st. louis, about 72. kansas city, 75. this is gorgeous weather. we'll get the >> good morning. i am jacqui jeras. bit of a cloudy and foggy start. the fog burning off in the next giving way to skies.sunny showers and thundershowers >> all that weather was brought to you by bonnet. >> thank you, sam. coming up, we're finally going to hear from the couple behind the craziest marriage proposal ever. don't go anywhere. [ female announcer ] dear sweet tooth, i love you.
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back at 7:43 be the death-defying marriage proposal. the pilot boyfriend was telling
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his girlfriend that they were going to crash. it happened on february 11th, when carly kennedy and ryan thompson decided to take a breath-taking flight above the chicago skyline. >> i thought it was for valentine's day. it was a gorgeous day, as you can see in the video. >> reporter: then, shear terror. >> i felt my stomach go up in my throat. and i realized we were headed straight for the water. he said, honey, i need you to stay calm. the flight controls aren't responding. >> reporter: nearly frozen with fear, kennedy grips her seat, as thompson hands her an emergency manual. >> ig genuinely did believe tha we were going to die. i thought our lives depended on me to make it through that checklist. >> reporter: but look closer, thompson is oddly calm, as kennedy reads each command. >> it said, note, the rings may
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not be engaged. >> reporter: and the last command, initiate the engagement procedure. and it said answer, dot, dot, dot, will you marry me? >> reporter: and while you might expect carlie kennedy would be furious with her pilot boyfriend, she's not. in fact, she now calls him her fiance. >> a lot of the women that i've told this story to have said, i would have slapped him. >> for us, it was a perfect match. >> it was perfect. and i cried for the next 20 minutes. >> aw. >> we're all changing our tunes. >> did you notice that? he's kissing her. >> he's that creative, he doesn't have to involve near-death. >> it was pretty romantic when we saw it. i'm changing my tune. >> the pedals and one knee. >> you're turning? >> yeah. >> congratulations to you. what a nice couple. >> yeah. hey, coming up.
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here's "the play of the day." >> this one's been a favorite of the back office, actually, for a couple of days. saved it, though, for friday. that good. look. that's a squirrel in a kitchen. >> what? >> yeah, yeah. wait until you see this, george. just casing the joint. checking it all out. he steals a little corner, though. when you have to make a quick exit, you make a quick exit. so, out you go. >> oh, no. >> and there he is. he's a squirrel. >> can we see that again? >> you may see that again. can we see that again?
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there he is. look. >> whoa. >> off the wire. >> josh, you worry me sometimes. >> the cartoons are right. they have it right. >> it was good. >> it was really good. >> thank you. >> and he didn't propose to anybody on the way down. coming up, d.j. reach is right there. olly murs. go nowhere. sure wish you guys would bring layaway back.
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hey. ahead on "gma," maybe olly murs will sing. all of these ladies, happy birthday. stick around and find out. go nowhere. >> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. >> good morning. it is 7:56. i am cynne simpson. getting be little tough virginia metro this weekend. from 20 -- from 10:00 p.m. sunday, online run betweenl not vienna and falls church. trains are going to single on parts of the red and lines. also starting today, d.c. giving breathalyzer tests suspected drunk drivers.
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equipment inaccuratel dui's a number of question. angela we check in with foster. >> thank you. good morning. on the roadways, busy. on 395.ed the accident heavy, slow traffic toward the 14th street bridge. woodbridge.through the earlier crash moved from the road record to slow from the william's parkway. on 270 southbound. no publications, just have making your way to e the germantown area. now the beach forecast. will be burning off or two.ext hour but be aware of that. and it is in some of the low-
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christie: i do the laundry, i pay the bills, i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. i make sure my kids are fereand rest and healthy. female vo: moms like christie would be stretched even more under mitt romomney. to fund his tax cuts for millionaires, romney could take away middle class deductions for child care, home mortgages, and college tuition. christie: mitt romney, he's so focused on big business and tax cuts for the wealthy...
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it seems like hianswers to middle-class america are just...tough...tough luck. ♪ that crowd just out there in times square. d.j. reach. he's here for deejay friday. the whole control room. a nice panoramic view in the control room. good morning, everyone. robin is on her medical leave. great to have amy robach here. >> thanks so much. and, sam, you have people lining up outside. >> as if times square wasn't fun enough, amy, and it is. it's the perfect way to start a weekend. if you come down to "gma" times square, we have the "gma" photo booth. you can walk in, have a pic with
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the group that you're with. you never know what might happen. yeah. see? there's josh. she was only upset because we ruined the picture. >> she's really seeing -- >> i looked -- it scared me. it was terrible. we also have new, provocative research out about motherhood. are some women genetically programmed to be mothers and others not? the new study on the mom gene. >> really interesting. this is exciting for me, personally. are you guys ready for trash to treasure? i know the anchors are. we're competing to see who is fastest, most creative. i'm turning flea market junk into gems. i'm putting the anchors to the test. they are teaming up in this trash to treasure exclusive.
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>> can't wait. >> i see you're all excited about that. we have news, first. josh, the serious story out of minneapolis. >> indeed. the workplace shooting that left five people dead yesterday. police say the gunman opened fire at a sign business, killing the own and three others before turning his gun on himself. four people were also wounded in the crossfire. the gunman has been identified as a 36-year-old former employee who had recently lost his job there. and the california filmmaker behind the anti-islamic movie that triggered protests across the middle east, is being held without bail this morning. nakoula basseley nakoula has been held on probation violations stemming from his bank fraud conviction in 2010. the alleged violations include lying to authorities about making the film in question. meanwhile, oil prices have jumped by the highest amount in two months after israel's prime minister warned the u.n. thursday that iran could have a nuclear weapon by early next summer. benjamin netanyahu urged world leaders to draw a so-called red line.
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after which, iran would face military strikes. and the mystery over why oil prices spiked so high in 2009 have now been solved. turns out, a broken in london got drunk on june 30th. yes, yes. went to his computer. and unknowingly bought some $520 million of oil futures. it helped spike global prices by $1.65 a barrel. his trading license, understandably, has now been revoked. and a wild scene caught on a police dash cam here. an officer in kentucky, swerving to avoid a truck that had cut him off. driving right into a house. you can see here, three people were in that living room of that house, including a baby. stunningly, no one was hurt. and the officer walked away from his car. a follow-up, now, on the painting a woman bought at a west virginia flea market for $7. it turned out it was a renoir. it also turns out, while she was looking forward to selling it
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this weekend and taking home upwards of $100,000 that it was also a stolen renoir. stolen from a baltimore museum in 1951. it looks like she won't get -- >> they don't think she took it, right? >> they don't think she took it. i would say finders, keepers. i don't know. is that a legal argument? finders, keepers? perhaps. finally, there are, well, many secrets apparently to a long, happy marriage. and we're learning that one of them might, in fact, be, keeping your husband away from the housework. >> wait. >> it's science, amy. >> come on. a new study finds that when couples share the household chores, they have a 50% higher divorce rate than couples where the wife does the bulk of the housework. >> this study, brought to you by the men of "good morning america." >> researchers say it helps to have clearly defined and separate roles. it also helps to have a secure
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path to the exit. >> do you have a link to that study? >> you have more sex in the bedroom, if you use the windex more. i've seen that study. >> success -- >> in the bedroom, with windex. i'm so confused. >> abc's amy robach, with a candid report. >> thank you, amy. dr. robach. let's do some "pop news," shall we? let's talk about "downton abbey." this is great news from creator julian fellows. he says he's working on a prequel to tell the story of the early days of the earl and countess' romance. it would tell the story of the dating days when she was in love with him, but he got together with her strictly for the money. >> oh. >> yes. it will take us back to a time when all of the fancy american heiresses arrived across the
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pond. they would have to get younger actors to play the roles. we'll have to wait for "downton abbey" ends, which we don't want it to be. that's nice to know, when the first one ends, withere will be more. i'm looking at sam. >> i can't wait for that. it's a boy for reese witherspoon. really happy about that. the actress giving birth to tennessee jane on thursday. her third child, her first with husband, jim toth. her rep put out a statement saying mom and baby are healthy. >> reese is from tennessee. >> that's correct. >> nashville, i think. >> thank you, sam. the bell is there. i didn't do that. that's all reese. we're thrilled for her. she didn't talk much about her pregnancy during it. but she did keep busy. she shot a movie over the summer. and she has a daughter and son from her marriage to ryan
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philippe. katie holmes is looking to her former first love. "dawson's creek" joshua jackson said, don't jump to conclusions, that katie called him out of the blue to, quote, catch up. he made the revelation on a canadian talk show. it's called george stromboopoluos tonight. >> i've been on his show. >> how do you say it? >> strombopolous. we'll be part of his show tomorrow. >> he got the scoop on that. and holmes admitted in a 1998 interview with "rolling stone" that jackson was her first love. calling it incredible and indescribable. anyone hoping for a reunion may be out of luck. jackson has been dating actress diane krueger for six years. >> worth a phone call. >> george.
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>> you can do it. >> i can. next time you go on vacation and think you need to leave your dog at home, think about oscar. the globetrotting dog has been to more than 30 countries, with the latest legs -- thank you. being u.s. landmarks, including the grand canyon, the golden gate bridge, and las vegas. but it's a dog's life. oscar isn't just gallivanting. his owner is using their trip to highlight the importance of pet adoption since oscar was rescued from a shelter eight years ago. they've visited 20,000 shelters in their 93,000-mile journey. nice "pop news," everybody. hey, sam? >> hey. there's a little shower. little shower in times square. if only i had one of those "gma" umbrellas to keep me dry. nicholas, you got one. wait, you're working the front row here. where are you from?
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>> i'm from raleigh, north carolina. >> who is this? >> monica. >> where are you from? >> orlando, florida. >> you can get under here with me and nicholas. you have one, too. let's get to the boards. we don't care about a little rain. let's start with a cloudy shot of boston. here's why all this is going on. let's get to the boards. what in the world is happening? there's that impulse of low pressure, slowly clearing the coastline. later on today, we'll get rid of this in new york city, and in new jersey, and in pennsylvania. it's going to take a little longer as you work north to get it out of the way. but in the deep south, all of that heat and humidity does start to break for a little bit. it does mean you're getting some much-needed rain over the next several days. thank goodness for you, nicholas, and that "good morning america" umbrella. >> good morning. i am jacqui jeras. we can expect some warm conditions today. well into the 60's. 67 at reagan national.
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dulles. get your some patchy fog in eastern parts of virginia. watch for the sunshine out there. partly sunny skies. today of showers late again. to 80. to the start >> we're wet in times square. it doesn't matter. little kentucky, little sign here. lara, back to you. >> thank you, tgif. here's a look at what's coming up on our "gma morning menu." mom genes. is there really a gene for being a mom. there's a new study that can tell you if you were born to have kids. trash to treasure. it's the anchor showdown. we're turning junk into gems. and it's a fierce competition. plus, olly murs is here live. all that and more coming up. d.j. reach in the control room, jamming, live in times square.
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and love ♪ ♪ dance again ♪ ♪ i want to dance and love ♪ it's friday here on "gma." aerowean going to our new series, "mom confidential." researchers at rockefeller university say they have found a genetic link that can help determine if some women were born to be moms. abc's juju chang is here with more on this controversial new study. >> kicking up a little controversial. do you ever wonder why some women hear their biological clocks so loudly? and others, not so much? those researchers at rockefeller university says maybe the mo term instinct is just that, it's an instinct linked to a specific gene they've isolated. but are moms hard-wired to be good moms? the study has sparked an intense debate among moms and would-be moms everywhere. lori is a 3-year-old who hasn't been out of diapers that long. but knows how to change them. her 5-year-old sister is kindergartner who already knows what she wants to be when she
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grows up, a mom. do you know for sure you want to be a mommy? >> yes. >> reporter: and how many babies do you want? >> two. >> reporter: researchers at rockefeller university now says the longing they feel, playing with strollers to feed and nurture baby dolls from such an early age, may be linked to something they're born with. some are calling it the mommy gene. by studying mice they have determined there's a single gene that could be responsible for motivating mothers, to protect, feed and raise their young. the study's findings means there could be a valid explanation as to why some women, like tv's marge simpson and carol brady -- >> take your lunch -- >> reporter: seem like natural maternal figures. while others like "man men's" betty draper seem detached and cold. >> go bang your head against the wall. >> reporter: and some seem like they're not meant to be mothers
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at all. like "sex and the city's" samantha. >> i made my point. and he made his. >> reporter: the study's findings make sense. >> i was always thinking, i'm going to be a mom. >> i do have friends who say they just -- they don't have it in them to want to have a baby and care for them. >> reporter: another mom argues the maternal instinct may have less to do with genetics than with circumstance. >> on a good day, i'm incredibly nurturing. on a bad day, it's a little bit harder. >> reporter: and mommy gurus told me they worry the gene study may give good moms to beat up on themselves and one another. >> it could almost invite us to look at someone who does something differently than we do and say, oh, she doesn't want to breast-feed. maybe she doesn't hav the mommy gene. >> reporter: and these girls told me, bag mommy may not be for everyone. but for them, it feels right.
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joining us, now, to look more closely at the study, is dr. jennifer ashton, author of "your body beautiful." and parenting coach, tammy gold. dr. ashton, what i think is do i have the mommy gene? i already have two kids. so, i might be in trouble. do you know if you have the mommy gene? >> not yet. and this test is not commercially available yet. women cannot go into their doctor's office and ask to be tested for the gene. but i think one thing that it brought to light with this new study is that this is the quintessential dialogue of nature versus nurture. just because you don't have the gene doesn't mean you can't compensate for that. and this isn't the full picture of parenting. it's a small slice. but pretty interesting and pretty important. >> and, tammy, you're a parenting coach. you're sitting there with these
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women. do you find that some women find it harder to be moms? and are they searching for an explanation why? >> they can be just good moms. but sometimes they find it more difficult. the whole isn't there. and it's most evident during times of stress. the moms that feel more maternal, they're less angry because they feel, it's okay. she feels that maternal pull and can get back to her baseline. the moms that don't feel as maternal, have a harder time recovering and seeing the greater point of what's going on. >> juju, you were talking to moms. do they express my fear? what if i don't have the mommy gene? and what does that do to us as women? >> i don't know a single mom, whether you say i've always wanted to be a mom. there's not a single mom out there that doesn't have ambivalence or get freaked out at the idea of becoming a mom or during motherhood. this gene that it would expose you one way or another is really a shame.
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what a lot of moms told me, oh, great. here's another thing to divide us and judge each other. >> she doesn't have the mom gene. that's why she's acting that way. >> there's a lot of that going on. and that's what moms are afraid of. >> let's bring the men into this, dr. ashton. is there a gene out there potentially for men? whether or not they'd be good fathers? >> time will tell. this is the exciting field of molecular genetics. and i'm sure we all know many enthat are more maternal/fraternal than women. it validates those women out there who say, this is not for me. and maybe now, science -- >> it's recognizing that. >> exactly. >> if you don't have the genes, could you still be a good mom? >> yeah. you can compensate. >> absolutely. every mom is so hard on themselves. just because you don't feel delighted changing a diaper doesn't mean you will not be a good mom. you can compensate for it. you can be a terrific mother. and moms have to allow themselves not to be excited all the time. to be a mom. and they have to have confidence
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that they're the best mother they can be to their child. >> i'll admit. i was someone who grew up thinking, i don't know if i want to be a mom. i wasn't playing with dolls. yet, when i held my children, i knew i was going to be a mom and a good one. >> absolutely. this is another good example of human behavior is not i have the gene, i don't have the gene. human behavior is on a spectrum in so many different ways. and this is another way of manifesting. >> it would be a shame for a career woman to use this gene to say, i'm not cut out for this. >> i think it's more information. and when you take a very complex behavior like mothering or parents and you can put some science and some genetics behind it, it's very interesting. but again, it's a piece of that puzzle. it's such a complex thing when you talk about it. there's so many other things that enter into it. >> the discussion will go on an own. ladies, thank you so much. we appreciate your time. unfortunately, my
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colleagues, josh and lara, out in a very rainy times square. george out there, too. >> come on out, amy. don't be shy. we want to talk about a fun, new twist on a series we call "trash to treasure." it's the anchor edition. it was supposed to be. these guys are going to -- you were going to pair off into teams. it's about a show i'm doing on hgtv. it's called "flea market flip." it's about finding and fixing items. take a look. >> you go that side. >> reporter: buy low. reinvent. >> reporter: what happens if you take two teams of two people with two very different design sensibilities. >> every fashion home magazine you see right now is all about bamboo. >> look at this mailbox. it could be an amazing ice color. >> ice color? >> reporter: give them $500 each. >> how much is this one here?
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>> $125. >> i'll give you $75 for it. >> we'll make a deal. >> reporter: and one hour to hunt through a flea market. you're doing a lot of thinking and the clock is ticking. they need to buy three pieces, each team, that has the potential to turn from trash to pressure. >> take out the bottom. put a lightbulb in there. >> pay 20 bucks for something. and you can make it look like a piece that's worth a million bucks. >> we're taking a mobile bar stationed by a bicycle. there will be a wooden bar attached to it. >> reporter: the flippers have one day, along with a team of craftsmen, to rescue -- >> it's a little risky to paint the rattan. but i think it will make it look like the 21st century. >> reporter: recycle. >> we found an old, round mirror. we're going to use that as a table top. >> reporter: reinvent. >> i'm thinking coffee table or something.
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>> reporter: and then, resell. hopefully, for a profit. start selling, guys. >> we're asking $444 for the pair. >> do you come with it? >> for the right price, i will. >> reporter: the team that makes the most money selling their reinvented items goes home $5,000 richer. may the best flea market flipper win. >> we had this plan to have our competition where you would do your own flea market flip. that is not happening in the pouring rain. we thought we would give you the tips that you take away in the show. >> hang on. stand by josh. you'll get dry. >> these are some of the ideas you'll learn on the show. this is an old chair we found at
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a flee market. >> and the cushion looks really bad. >> you use a staple gun to recover it. you don't need to be an expert at it. >> look how great that would look. if you had stapled it. >> and imagine if you -- >> it's pouring rain. >> hand me a little spray paint. >> don't try to spray paint in the rain. redoing knobs. this is one of my favorites, sam. talk about this. >> you tell us about this. this is an old piano stool, right? >> that's an old piano stool. >> and that's a mirror. >> what do they have to do with each other? >> i thought it would be fun to paint the base block. and use the mirror for a coffee top. these are the great gifts you see on the show. and it won't be in the pouring rain. are we having a viewing party, george?
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>> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. >> good morning. it is 8:27. i am cynne simpson. held tonight for the teen was killed monday in a car crash. 16-year-old ian was on his way school when his car struck a tree. take place and at the school's football game. and virginia police will breathalyzerng tests to suspected drug drivers. this is after an accurately causedted equipment problems in 2010. years angela foster with a check
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on traffic. >> good morning. we have gotten rid of the accident on 95 north and inbound 395. has been done. a solid backup from the interchange, and bound to the 14thcontinue bridge. inner loop about 50 over to gallows road. on 66, volume delays, mostly from prince william parkway. and if you are on the parkway heading to the legion bridge, on the inneraffic and outer lips. >> we can even see some fog in picture. something we are dealing with in the low-lying areas. is like the burning off. some early morning thunderstorms. nice at this hour pared 67 .egrees if of the advisory lifted by 10:00 a.m. will give way to partly conditions.
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saturday looks like the best with 75the weekend degrees. >> thank you. thank you for watching. upws update coming at 8:56.
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♪ i want you to get with me tonight ♪ ♪ ooh, ooh, ooh come on, baby ♪ ♪ i just want you to dance th me tonight, yeah ♪ olly murs. olly murs. we first met him when he was on tour with one direction. great to have him in the studios this morning. as josh and sam dry off. >> honestly, sam's doing a wet t-shirt contest by himself. >> olly, thank you for coming in. we cannot wait to hear from you. as you know, robin's medical leave. great to have amy robach here
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with us this morning. >> thank you so much. they've been called the dratch pack. we'll hear from adam sandler, selena gomez and the cast of "transylvania." and emily vancamp moves it every week on "revenge." she is here with us. so happy to see her in the studio, not out in the rain. and she'll give us a sneak peek at the new season. she's sitting by ben mulroney. we're going to talk about "hotel transylvania." some of the biggest names are starring in the animated movie. adam sandler, selena gomez, andy sanburg. >> this is an all-star cast. while you never see their faces, you certainly recognize their voices and their humor. >> welcome to "hotel
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transylvania." >> reporter: it's a story of a widowed dracula, who opens a hotel as a refuge for other monsters. but ultimately to protect his daughter. >> thank you, dad. >> reporter: and a cast that includes adam sandler, david spade, and fran drescher, the star power in this 3d animated film is undeniable. i have to confess. i'm sitting in front of a lot of talent. what was it -- >> good-looking. >> reporter: good-looking talent. what was it about this movie that brought you all together? >> i'll take this one. adam told me not to answer any of them. >> reporter: was it this guy right here? >> for me, definitely. >> yeah. >> thank you. i made the calls. i called these guys up. salena, i had to make two calls. >> i knew you would say that. but you said when i turned 118,
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i could go out in the world -- >> reporter: at its core, "hotel transylvania" is not a goes or monster story. but one of an overprotective father, wrestling with the fact that his daughter is growing up. >> it's my birthday. >> i have so much fun planned. >> reporter: your being a dad, is that influencing your choices these days? >> it's not only that. my kids, but my kids' friends. we're trying to impress them. >> i'm jonathan. >> reporter: andy, what was like? you got to work with this man you idolized growing up? >> yeah. the exact same amount. the beauty of working with sandler is you get calls, basically, like, how's it going? we're making this animated movie. and there's a part. he's a guy. you're going to be that guy. sounds good. all right, buddy. >> come on, dad. he's so weird and awkward. >> reporter: these are icons of comedy. were you intimidated at all?
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>> i told you that's why i didn't want to sit in the middle. it's nice. especially for my first animation. the pressure was a little on. but also, it was -- i got to do it by myself in the booth. >> reporter: did you work together at all? or were you separate in booths doing it all on your own? >> yeah, fran was off. >> we had a big group of us. >> yeah. that was a great day, molly. >> so much fun. >> why wasn't i included? i was always alone, like a dog. >> reporter: you're the only one with an accent, right? correct? >> spade went with a spade voice. >> put his hand in my mouth. >> molly was sweet and had an american accent. >> fran was fran. >> frank, did you book us a tandem massage? >> i did an accent that you heard me do in about 50
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characters. >> welcome to hotel transylvania. >> reporter: i think you made a movie that the whole family can really enjoy. i laughed so hard. i want to thank you very, very much. >> so much for do not disturb. >> and this truly is a family-friendly movie. don't let dracula, the werewolf scare you off. kids will love it. and so much fun. but interviewing six people, most of whom are icons of comedy -- >> that was a real compilation there. ali took the girls to see this. the girls loved it. and ali laughed through the whole thing. >> at a certain point, 6 or 7 years old, those monsters aren't monsters anymore. it's really funny. a great family film. >> ben, thanks for coming in this morning. let's get to sam for a final check of the weather. >> george, if you have to be out in the rain, we're out in the rain. >> patty peterson. wisconsin.
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>> jenny baines, superior, wisconsin. >> evelyn harris, new york, new york. >> all right. sir? >> bronx, new york. >> super. we're in the rain in times square. let's get to the boards. we got one or two things going on this morning we want to tell you about. we're going to start with a lovely picture. college universities, get a picture out for team robin. you're on the air. there you go. university of new mexico. in the charlotte area. we want to show you this as you head to your weekend. there will be a lot of heat in the west. you have to take this. not only the weekend. but it lasts into next week. 102 l.a. vegas stays in the 90s. this is the stoking season in the deep south. san antonio, houston, new orleans, you're getting soaked all the way through sunday >> you get a little wet here. but not until late in the day.
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early morning thunderstorms are giving way to partly sunny, 75. >> when you look at us in times square, you're thinking, there isn't anything more fun than that. standing in the rain. we had the photo booth out here. all of that weather was brought to you by pacific life insurance. you can come by and get a photo done at our photo booth in times square. we're lining up all night and all morning long. we had to wheel it in because we don't like it in the rain. but every now and then, some of us will get a chance to pop out and surprise some of you, getting into your times square memories, right here at "gma." so, we'll run out periodically. just put a finger over your head or two. wave at you. yeah. you'll be upset because you missed your picture. but it'll be fun. come join us in times square, by the way.
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and this could happen at any moment. the one thing we want to tell you inside, where it's warm and dry, can you believe that "revenge" is back? i can't believe it. i cannot wait. and emily vancamp is here. i'm so glad to see you. you're inside and dry. and we'll be right back. i'm barack obama and i approved this message.
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[ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what... who are depeent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a respononsibility
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to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. ♪ oh, yes. the deejay is playing.
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and you know that means it's friday, everybody. we're back, now, with emily vancamp, star of abc's hit show, "revenge." the show is turned the hamptons into a bit of a hotbed of danger and drama. and emily vancamp is here to talk about that. so happy it's back, the show. >> us, too. it's premiering on sunday. we're so excited. >> did you have any idea of what your life would become? this show has become a breakout hit. you're now in magazines. >> weird. i know. i don't think you ever can really anticipate the success of a show like this. it was kind of a gamble. we didn't know what would happen with it because it's so different. and people really embraced it. and i don't think any of us could be happier. it's been an amazing year. we're excited to be starting season two. >> a lot of twists and turns. it keeps us guessing every week. how about you guys? do you have a clue where the script is going? or do they keep it confidential even from you? >> they keep it pretty confidential. but they let us know the things we need to do to inform what
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we're doing. it's not supertight-lipped. but they also have to -- things change so much, as well, with a story like this. they keep some things to themselves. but they give us what we need. so, it's kind of a good combo. >> when they give you what you need, can you fill us in on what's going on with this season? >> oh, my goodness. the season ended and we found out that my mother was still alive, which was a huge cliff-hanger. the season starts out, i'm trying to unlock these memories about my mother. and something happened when i was a child that i can't quite remember what. so, i'm on that sort of path. and we see her in a different light in this almost obsessive, kind of desperately trying to find this person. >> not as much in control. >> not as much in control. there's a new character coming in, who was her first sort of adult love. and who is sort of on his own quest for revenge. and betrayed her at a certain point. >> i want to show everybody a clip. amanda back in town, stirring
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things up in a big, bad way. >> i know that you've always been there for me. but i'm on a different path now. >> oh. that's why you're pushing me away. >> jack and i are not going anywhere. we're in this together for real. >> how real can it be? >> plenty, once the baby comes. and don't forget, if he learns the truth about me, everyone learns the truth about you. >> it's so good. i want you and jack together so badly. >> i know. i know. if we get together, the story's almost over. you have to hang in there. he's got his own stuff going on. he has a baby on the way. >> the drama. and jennifer jason leigh, everybody. she's playing your mom. that has to be fantastic. >> it's amazing. we've only shot a handful of
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scenes together. what we've shot so far has been so much fun. she's added a new dynamic to the show. she's a brilliant and wonderful person to have around. it's been so interesting. it's a really tough character to play. this is a woman who is incredibly unstable. you have to feel for her. you want my character to feel for her. and she just brings all of that and puts it all together in this great way. it's amazing. >> i want to put you on the "gma" "hot seat." are you prepared? ready. here we go. answer as quickly as you can. your idea of a perfect day? >> hanging out with friends. barbecuing. >> your favorite guilty pleasure? >> maybe -- >> really? >> i know. >> your childhood hollywood crush. >> it had to be uncle jesse from "full house." john stamos. you heard it here first. emily vancamp. thank you for doing the "gma"
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"hotseat." and thank you for doing our guilty pleasure. we love "revenge." it's back, sunday nights, 9:00, 8:00 central, here on abc. kicking off the second season. stick around. pop sensation, olly murs, performing live, right here. ♪ i just want you performing live, right here. i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. christie: i do the laundry, i pay the bills, i make sure my kids are fed and rested and healthy. female vo: moms like christie would be stretched even more under mitt romney. to fund his tax cuts for millionaires, romney could take away middle class deductions for child care, home mortgages, and college tuition. christie: mitt romney, he's so focused on big business
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and tax cuts for the wealt... it seems like his answers to middle-class america are just...tough...tough luck. infringement on our lives.s like such an... how dare they step into my life that way. it's none of their business. he's trying to restrict us, again. he's taking us backwards. george allen is the last thing we need in washington.
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anncr: the democratic senatorial campaign committee is... responsible for the content of this advertising. he's conquered the u.k. and now, he's taking over the united states. pop sensation, olly murs, invading times square this morning. he's been burning up the charts with his hit, "heart skips a beat." his new album, "right place, right time" is out in december. he's going to perform. but first, let's catch up with olly. thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> you started singing karaoke. you got on "x factor." how did you get here?
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>> i saw the advert on tv. and three years later i did "x-factor" with simon cowell. here i am. thank you for having me. >> simon cowell said this is the easiest yes he had ever given. did you know at that point that you were going to make it? when simon cowell gave you that huge boost of approval? >> i thought he was lying, to be honest. it was amazing. it's every guy's dream or anyone who applies for "x-factor's" dream. >> touring america. what was that like? >> it was a great journey. we did the whole of america in six weeks. it was great to tour and meet with their fans. all of them have been amazing. really good support for me. and they sung all my songs. it's been great. it's been brilliant. >> you have a lot of fans right here in this room. >> thank you very much for coming out. >> i this i they all want to hear you sing your smash hit, "heart skips a beat." take it away, guys. >> all right.
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thank you. ♪ my heart skips, skips, skips skips, skips, skips a beat ♪ >> come on. hey. thank you, "gma." ♪ i can see you're not yourself even when you're here with me ♪ ♪ i know that you're somewhere else ♪ ♪ so, put another record on kiss and leave me on ♪ ♪ nothing really matters when we're dancing ♪ ♪ listen to the same sad song playing on repeat ♪ ♪ 'cause every time we come this close ♪ ♪ my heart skips skips a beat ♪ ♪ so, come on spin me around ♪ ♪ now, i don't wanna go home
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'cause when you hold me ♪ ♪ like this you know my heart skips, skips a beat ♪ ♪ i know i should but i can't leave it alone ♪ ♪ and when you hold me like this that's when my heart skips ♪ ♪ skips a beat oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ ♪ so hung up we can't let go ♪ ♪ if you really have to leave ♪ ♪ one more time just move me slow ♪ ♪ so, put another record on play it on repeat ♪ ♪ nothing really matters when we're dancing ♪ ♪ 'cause all you ever need to know ♪ ♪ is what you do to me and every time ♪ ♪ you hold me close
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my heart skips, skips a beat ♪ ♪ so, come on spin me around ♪ ♪ now, i don't wanna go home 'cause when you hold me ♪ ♪ like this you know my heart skips, skips a beat ♪ ♪ i know i should but i can't leave it alone ♪ ♪ and when you hold me like this that's when my heart skips ♪ ♪ skips a beat oh, oh, oh ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh oh, oh, oh ♪ ♪ hold on hold on ♪ ♪ what are you going to me hold on, hold on ♪ ♪ you make it hard to resist hold on, hold on ♪ ♪ now, it's already too late you take my heart skip, skip a beat ♪ ♪ ♪ so, come on spin me around ♪ ♪ now, i don't wanna go home 'cause when you hold me ♪ ♪ like this you know my heart skips, skips a beat ♪
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♪ i know i should but i can't leave it alone ♪ ♪ and when you hold me like this that's when my heart skips ♪ ♪ skips a beat ♪ oh, oh, oh oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh, oh oh, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ ♪ my heart skips skips a beat ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ ♪ my heart skips skips, skips, skips ♪ ♪ skips, skips skips a beat ♪ >> what's up?
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♪ thank you so much. another one of his songs online. and d.j. reach in the control room. thank you for deejay friday. big week coming up next week. taylor swift is going to speak out. and arnold snechwarzenegger liv on monday. >> and stephen colbert will be guest-hosting. >> friend of george. >> on yahoo! have yourself a great weekend. >> lara's already started her weekend. >> get down. get down. [ cheers and applause ]
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>> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. >> good morning. it is 8:56. i am cynne simpson. would allowut that same-sex marriage. registered voters support it. 43% oppose it. thay have often over estimated for same-sex marriage. may concealuse some opposition in fear of sounding politically incorrect. -- is a civil rights activist. he says he will not shy away low point in his life, his 1990 cocaine possession arrest. now, the roads right morning, another accident old town alexandria. some delays at king street. at 395 anda look street, you can see we are
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welling to recover quite on 395. earlier crash bad to the 14th street bridge. in maryland, still a slow go. from collegeek the outer loop of the the 95 interchange to georgia avenue. .good to see things moving the bog is lifting. well.hould help as warm. 67 at reagan national. at dulles. the board. p.d., partly sunny. a few thunderstorms possible late. pit bull per your saturday, 75. may come back sunday.
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